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Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Main ingredient

Beef and Lamb

Cook time

30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup English peas, fresh or frozen
  • 6 cups mashed potatoes

Recipe Preparation

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a 12-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and carrots and sauté just until they begin to take on color, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the meat, salt and pepper, and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the meat with the flour. Toss to coat, and continue to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, broth, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme, then stir to combine. Bring to a simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the sauce is thickened slightly.
  5. Add the peas to the meat mixture and spread evenly in an ovenproof baking dish. Place on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack and let rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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